Novell Client 2 for Windows Vista/2008
Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows Vista
Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows 7
Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2
To improve computer security, it is desired that the username of the last user who logged in on a workstation not be displayed when the login user interface is displayed for the next user. However, by default, the last username is always being displayed, even though the "Save profile after successful login" setting in the login profile is unchecked.
It is expected in the Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows, that the last username will be remembered and presented unless the Windows "DontDisplayLastUserName" policy is explicitly set. This policy can be set using gpedit.msc or secpol.msc. The policy name is "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name" and is disabled by default. The registry location that controls this setting is HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Policies\System\DontDisplayLastUserName. Set the REG_DWORD value = 1.
On Windows 5.x there was only "system login profiles" (to use Windows 7 terminology), and therefore whether the username was or was not saved as part of the profile affected whether the Novell login UI displayed a username.
On the Windows 6.x Novell Client, there are "user login profiles" in addition to "system login profiles", so which login profile is even being displayed can only be determined after the username is known. This means the username being part or not part of the profile is something only known /after/ a username is specified, since which login profiles are in effect is only known after a username is specified.